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Nov 8, 2012 4:30am PST
gas. >> terry mcsweeney is live at the scene. what is going on right now? >> reporter: we are told that hundreds of people have been evacuated there the -- from the embassy suites airport hotel as a result of a carbon monoxide leak that got into the hotel sometime last night. guests are being allowed to be in the lobby. as of this moment no one is being allowed to go back into their rooms. look at video, the fire chief says the hotel called this for an air quality check around 12:30 this morning. when the fire crews got out here, high levels of carbon monoxide were detected, everyone was told to get out of their rooms. the hotel was at or near capacity, hundreds of people. the problem has been identified as a faulty boiller. the problem was getting everyone out. >> we were sleep -- [ inaudible ] there was an emergency [ inaudible ] >> reporter: talking to county fire just a few minutes ago. some people if they have flights are being allowed to go back into their rooms, pack tear stuff and leave. as far as going back into their rooms that process has not begun yet. hundreds out of t
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
past few minutes we've had new developments from the scene. >> terry mcsweeney is live at the airport embassy suites. what is the new information? >> reporter: everybody can go back in the hotel has been cleared and checked out and deemed safe to go back in. as of 1:00 this morning it was a different story. look at the evacuations that were going on. the alarm guess off in the hotel and people are told -- the alarm goes off in the hotel and people are told they have to go the problem was a boiler emitting carbon monoxide it got into the hotel. the story may begin yesterday 6:30 when someone who was staying here was taken to the hospital. 12:30 this morning we are told that the fire department was asked to come back out and check the air. there may be a tie in between the person taken to the hospital and the situation out here that led to the evacuations. we talk today a person who spent much of the night sleeping in his car. >> rude awakening about 1:00 when the fire alarm went off. first we thought it was a drill. then all of a sudden the police department came on and said this is ca
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
evacuated people who were attending a reception in the rotunda. terry mcsweeney will have more with a live report from city hall coming up. >>> in san francisco this morning police are looking for the man who slashed another man onboard a muni bus monday in the height ashbury neighborhood, two -- haight ashbury neighborhood. the suspect ran from the scene. he's believed to be in his 40s or 50s. >>> richmond will install four new cameras aimed at reducing crime in the 23rd street shopping area. police and community leaders are welcoming the new overhead cameras to be installed in the next couple of months those cameras were donated by chevron a few years ago but the city didn't have the money or the wiring. the new cameras will add to the 40 cameras in richmond monitored by retired police officers. >>> defense secretary panetta is in australia this morning where he cautioned against reaching early conclusions about the veracity of allegations against the top united states commander in afghanistan general john allen now under investigation for what pentagon officials have said may be in
ABC
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. terry mcsweeney will have a live report in 30 minutes. >>> happening now, black friday underway and shoppers are flocking to the bay area's newest shopping center which opened a couple weeks ago, paragon outlets in livermore off 580 and el charro that's where we find katie marzullo and a lot of shoppers this morning. >> reporter: so many shoppers, just a sea of shoppers, i just talked with assistant general manager he says this is a low point considering when these outlets opened and how long they will go. sky 7 hd above the outlets now, you can see for yourself what the parking lot and shoppers and what the stores look like. again, for all the people and everything you are seeing now, imagine this, it is just a lull, the stores open at 10 p.m., it was packed last night and the assistant general manager thinks it will be packed again as the sun comes up. he says since they just opened, they just had their grand opening that turned out to be good practice for black friday. he says when they opened they saw 400,000 people over the first fo
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
. terry mcsweeney will have more in 30 minutes. >>> this morning a group of women with major financial backing say they are prepared to launch a recall campaign against ross mirkarimi. anti-domestic violence advocates plan to make it official next week. the same group who successfully campaigned to defeat supervisor christina alagi in tuesday's election one of four who vote give the sheriff his job back. mirkarimi was us is ed from office, following a domestic violence incident involving his wife before he was reinstated. >>> in four hours the bay area's newest shopping center will open. amy hollyfield got the jump on the rest of us, she is live in livermore with a preview -- >> reporter: the paragon outlet mall will be opening this first in 11 years. employees are gathering these are the people who will be doing the valet parking. security told us there is so much excitement, they had to turn people away who wanted to camp out and be the first here for the opening. the mall has 130 stores and restaurants. so many people are expected today that officials think there will be traffic del
KOFY
Nov 15, 2012 11:30am PST
over tuition did hands. >> terry mcsweeney joins us live at mission bay. >> reporter: the regents are meeting in this building behind me. a short time ago, a number of people in the room there, not necessarily students, disrupted it they came up and started shouting, the regents were cleared from the room. protesters were told to stop or they would be he courted out they left on their own. -- it is not just inside, they are making noise outside too many take a listen. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the signs say roll back debt and free public educating. this follows a sleep-out protesters spending the night out here. the regents are meeting in the building behind me a from where the protesters were gathering. earlier this week they backed off a vote on plans to increase fees for graduate professional greece statewide. a protester says he's a grad student we'll hear his concerns and follow that with uc's side. >> asking people to pay $13,000 per year to go to school is way too much. it has gone up three times in the last 10 years. >> we did not have an increase this year, 45% of our students
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
social -- they formed alliances with labor as well as social service agencies. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> san francisco voters elected several supervisors most controversial races just decided this morning. district 5 supervisor alagi has been defeated after a lot of political fallout from the sheriff ross mirkarimi domestic abuse case. amy hollyfield is live at city hall. >> reporter: alagi surprised a lot of people when she voted for ross mirkarimi to keep his job. a lot of people turned on her after that now she has lost the election. here's what owe what mirkarimi had to say about that. >> -- voting her conscience that billionaires would take out and hit her because of her support for me. i think we should all reject politics of retribution and anything based on vengeance or spending lots of money to get even because somebody didn't vote our way >> reporter: alagi was not in her office this morning. by 10:00 most of the supervisors had lights on today. she did not. we have file video of her from her swearing in ceremony. she also isn't answering the door at her home or cell
KOFY
Nov 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
. terry mcsweeney wroeupbs us thrive from the airport with a story you will see only on seven. >> reporter: this is a couple, husband and wife both in the medical profession. she a nurse she was told to stay home the night sandy hit but drove three hours the next morning to take care of victims. he is a doctor working in the intensive care unit the night sandy hit in the middle of it when the lights out. they are in the bay area for a wedding in sonoma county, a couple days removed from one of the most straightning days of our lives. dawn is a nurse at mount sinai. >> i was there during 9/11. this is on par not with the loss of people, with the jen -- the general loss of homes and you very sad there now. >> reporter: the doctor works in new york medical center's intensive care unit. he was there sunday night. >> half my effort was spent running around managing ventilators and life support and making sure they were up and running power didn't come back until yesterday afternoon. it blakes -- it breaks your heart to see the devastation. it does take a toll but you try and get re
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 4:30am PST
an amazing title. terry mcsweeney is live in the sunset district. >> reporter: how about the most experienced poll worker in san francisco, maybe the state, maybe the united states. we are talking about a woman who has been doing this, running polls since 1949. right now let's meet, 96-year-old alicia kennedy. she has been doing this since fdr was in office. working polling place at her home for many years she moved out here to the sunset, at 40th and irving. we asked, why do you get involved in this? she said it was a job and it paid $13 a day. in 1949 gas was a quarter a gallon. she works where voters make history she has met a few of the men who have made history, very famous names. >> i have a picture of some place in the house, i haven't been able to recover it with ted kennedy and i worked for ted kennedy and i worked for jfk, when he was a senator. >> reporter: that is a woman who goes back a few years. she has not only been participating in elections, she was honored some years ago for 50 years of service to the city and county of san francisco. she told us yesterday she g
ABC
Nov 23, 2012 4:30am PST
other agencies moved in quickly, several weapons were recovered. terry mcsweeney will have a live report from the scene coming up in 30 minutes. >>> at least 10 residents of a san jose apartment complex will return today to see what is left after a fire last night left them hopeless. red cross is helping families from four units, two units destroyed by fire 8:30 last night, two other units unliveable due to water damage and lack of electric. firefighters say the flames broke out in a roof area possibly related to a fireplace. one man says he's thankful that a neighbor pounded on his door he was able to get his family and pets out safely. >> [ inaudible ] >> one fire captain was admitted to the medical center overnight for observation. >>> it is black friday the day retailers hope will put green in their pockets, first official day of the holiday shopping season likely to mean packed malls and traffic back-ups, paragon out lefts in livermore -- outlets in livermore is where we find katie marzullo. good morning i hope you left your credit cards home. >> reporter: good morning they a
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
experiences of their lives. terry mcsweeney wroeupbs us thrive from the airport with a story you will see only on seven. >> reporter: this is a couple, husband and wife both in the medical profession. she a nurse she was told to stay home the night sandy hit but drove three hours the next morning to take care of victims. he is a doctor working in the intensive care unit the night sandy hit in the middle of it when the lights out. they are in the bay area for a wedding in sonoma county, a couple days removed from one of the most straightning days of our lives. dawn is a nurse at mount sinai. >> i was there during 9/11. this is on par not with the loss of people, with the jen -- the general loss of homes and you very sad there now. >> reporter: the doctor works in new york medical center's intensive care unit. he was there sunday night. >> half my effort was spent running around managing ventilators and life support and making sure they were up and running power didn't come back until yesterday afternoon. it blakes -- it breaks your heart to see the devastation. it does take a toll but
KOFY
Nov 7, 2012 11:30am PST
wage. here's measure d. you can see the difference in the vote 59%-40 within%. terry mcsweeney -- 59%-41%. >> reporter: amazing story a group of students here came up with the idea to raise the minimum wage. they were up against very powerful forces the chamber of commerce and the mayor. they were out-spent 2-1 and out-gunned but not out-done. daniel alba works in the state university book store for $8.50 an hour come january that goes up to $10. >> less stress over tuition and i don't know, being able to go out with friends and not worrying about how much i'm spending a week and manage my time >> reporter: a group of sociology students on the state campus created measure d. student alicia is a member of cafe j. a group that found inspiration meeting near the statue of san jose state 60s radicals carlos and smith. >> if you believe in something you can succeed we are part of history saying us community members felt if we work hard, we play by the rules, we deserve a living wage. >> reporter: senator reed says he likes the idea but concerned about employers unable to pay the higher wa
KOFY
Nov 8, 2012 11:30am PST
life to raise awareness of carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. terry mcsweeney is live at fire station 3. >> reporter: the operation is kicking off here in oakland a short time ago abc 7 combining its forces with the fire departments around the bay area to let everybody know that these simple devices and in some cases free devices, can save a life. abc7 and bay area fire departments are banding to prevent casualties from fires and carbon monoxide. >> idea of exit drills, smoke detectors, paramount to saving lives. advantage to the fire department and citizens. >> reporter: operation save a lie teams up with oakland, san jose, san francisco, menlo park and santa clara county to increase awareness and the number of in homes. the alarms are available to those who can't afford one and seniors are donated by home depot. batteries last a decade. >> it has a lithium battery that lasts 10 years. >> reporter: carbon monoxide can be a silent killer, odorless and invisible it caused 500 to be evacuated from the embassy suites this morning. >> monday this week abc 7 launched carbon monoxide awarenes
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
usual. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews will be back out this morning in daly city to shore up the hillside where a reservoir water pipe ruptured 24 hours ago. with rain expected this weekend, crews will be covering the hillside with hay and sandbags to absorb moisture and prevent any more mud from sliding down. they worked all day yesterday cleaning up the mess. amy hollyfield will have a live update from the scene in the next half hour. >>> in santa clara county, all lanes open after a big rig spilled its load on highway 101 southbound in san martin at the east san martin exit. the big rig filled with dirt overturned and dumped a led across several lanes around midnight. crews worked hours to get it cleaned up. >>> police hope you might recognize suspected kidnapper caught on camera when he shed his mask for a moment during the crime. detectives provided these images. we reported this story. they say this man is one who abducted a woman who works for pg&e last week. the woman says the men tied her up, blindfolded her and drove her to two atm's to withdraw money from her accou
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
shutdown a street over tuition did hands. >> terry mcsweeney joins us live at mission bay. >> reporter: the regents are meeting in this building behind me. a short time ago, a number of people in the room there, not necessarily students, disrupted it they came up and started shouting, the regents were cleared from the room. protesters were told to stop or they would be he courted out they left on their own. -- it is not just inside, they are making noise outside too many take a listen. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the signs say roll back debt and free public educating. this follows a sleep-out protesters spending the night out here. the regents are meeting in the building behind me a from where the protesters were gathering. earlier this week they backed off a vote on plans to increase fees for graduate professional greece statewide. a protester says he's a grad student we'll hear his concerns and follow that with uc's side. >> asking people to pay $13,000 per year to go to school is way too much. it has gone up three times in the last 10 years. >> we did not have an increase this year, 45
KOFY
Nov 21, 2012 11:30am PST
-80 in emeryville thickening up, it is only 11:00 in the morning. terry mcsweeney joins us from san francisco international. >> reporter: 60,000 people expected to fly out of sfo today that is like filling up candlestick park and telling everybody to go to the airport and fly somewhere it has been an ebb and flow all morning right now you see virgin america, nobody there there was a rush earlier i hope i'm not jinxings anything when i say things so far going smoothly. this morning a rush, long lines, nothing unexpected on this day before thanksgiving. we met one woman hoping to avoid the rush who arrived 7:30 last night for her 6:30 flight this morning. >> i thought there was going to be lines and a lot of people. turns out they are not open yet. >> reporter: long lines come and go by 9:00 terminal 2 looks like it does most days. >> although we have heavy pang loads today, we are getting them out -- heavy passenger loads today we are getting them out and they are moving on to their holiday destination. >> reporter: flight after flight arriving earlier than scheduled an indication th
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 11:00am PST
. i-80 in emeryville thickening up, it is only 11:00 in the morning. terry mcsweeney joins us from san francisco international. >> reporter: 60,000 people expected to fly out of sfo today that is like filling up candlestick park and telling everybody to go to the airport and fly somewhere it has been an ebb and flow all morning right now you see virgin america, nobody there there was a rush earlier i hope i'm not jinxings anything when i say things so far going smoothly. this morning a rush, long lines, nothing unexpected on this day before thanksgiving. we met one woman hoping to avoid the rush who arrived 7:30 last night for her 6:30 flight this morning. >> i thought there was going to be lines and a lot of people. turns out they are not open yet. >> reporter: long lines come and go by 9:00 terminal 2 looks like it does most days. >> although we have heavy pang loads today, we are getting them out -- heavy passenger loads today we are getting them out and they are moving on to their holiday destination. >> reporter: flight after flight arriving earlier than scheduled an indication th
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
awareness of carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. terry mcsweeney is live at fire station 3. >> reporter: the operation is kicking off here in oakland a short time ago abc 7 combining its forces with the fire departments around the bay area to let everybody know that these simple devices and in some cases free devices, can save a life. abc7 and bay area fire departments are banding to prevent casualties from fires and carbon monoxide. >> idea of exit drills, smoke detectors, paramount to saving lives. advantage to the fire department and citizens. >> reporter: operation save a lie teams up with oakland, san jose, san francisco, menlo park and santa clara county to increase awareness and the number of in homes. the alarms are available to those who can't afford one and seniors are donated by home depot. batteries last a decade. >> it has a lithium battery that lasts 10 years. >> reporter: carbon monoxide can be a silent killer, odorless and invisible it caused 500 to be evacuated from the embassy suites this morning. >> monday this week abc 7 launched carbon monoxide awareness week by air
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 4:30am PST
has ended in a crash on city streets with several injured and cars damaged. >>> terry mcsweeney is live at 17th and south van ness with more. >> reporter: 17th and south van ness is going to be busy shortly and there is no light working now because in ended with the vehicle being chased crashing into a signal box, knocking out power to the light. it began about 2:00 this morning, 4th street exit off the bay bridge. chp noticed the vehicle speeding, weavivo;c$ almost hitting construction workers. the vehicle hit a parked vehicle which hit a person on a bike. that person is injured and you can see the damage to the car and the extensive damage to the bicycle. the rider of the bike is in the hospital with unknown injuries that vehicle that was being chased actually was described as going the wrong way down 15th street. now look at what it looked like a short time ago. the crash that ended this all, the vehicle a jeep cherokee, going into a signal box, knocking out power here. according to the chp, the driver of that vehicle has been arrested for due -- for dui, hit-and-run, evading a
KOFY
Nov 13, 2012 11:30am PST
. now officials are telling us, that is not the case. terry mcsweeney continues our coverage. terry is it? >> reporter: san mateo fire got a call 4:20 this morning, water and mud flowing down the hill, they found out it was a broken water pipe, up the hill huge water tank there and eight inch pipe had given way. as a result of that, this is what happens after tens of thousands of gallons of water cascaded down the hill. water resources spokesman says his department got word 4:40 this morning, 15 minutes after the initial report of the break. daly city water resources shutdown the valve. had that valve not closed this could have been worse. you have a million gallons in the tank up the hill. >> it is a cast iron pipe measure 45,000 gallons of water we took the water level at the time before it broke when we isolated it, ice isolated that valve. >> the hillside was the biggest concern with regard to those homes untiluuuuuuuuuuuuuu >>> the founder of mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. he is in hiding. his 52-year-old ne
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 11:00am PST
officials are telling us, that is not the case. terry mcsweeney continues our coverage. terry is it? >> reporter: san mateo fire got a call 4:20 this morning, water and mud flowing down the hill, they found out it was a broken water pipe, up the hill huge water tank there and eight inch pipe had given way. as a result of that, this is what happens after tens of thousands of gallons of water cascaded down the hill. water resources spokesman says his department got word 4:40 this morning, 15 minutes after the initial report of the break. daly city water resources shutdown the valve. had that valve not closed this could have been worse. you have a million gallons in the tank up the hill. >> it is a cast iron pipe measure 45,000 gallons of water we took the water level at the time before it broke when we isolated it, ice isolated that valve. >> the hillside was the biggest concern with regard to those homes untiluuuuuuuuuuuuuuÑ [ male announcer ] introducing... a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you c
ABC
Nov 23, 2012 5:00am PST
boulevard where terry mcsweeney joins us with a live report. >> reporter: abc7 news first on the scene, across the street from me you can see san rafael police are here they say they are going to be here most of the morning collecting evidence there's a lot to collect, a lot of shell casings in the parking lot you can see a number of vehicles every one of them according to the lieutenant belonged to a victim, suspect or part of the evidence-gathering process going on because some have been hit by gunfire thinking when the sun comes up they are going to see bullet holes in the restaurant and dollar tree store out here take a look at pictures from earlier officers tell me this happened 12:30 this morning. there had been a concert at club 101, 200 feet from highway 101, the concert, there was a brawl inside spilled out into the parking lot, someone pulled out weapons and started firing two people were hit. there were a number of weapons recovered interest the scene, a lot of bullet holes out here in vehicles and they believe there are going to be some in storefronts when they get a chance
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
%. terry mcsweeney is live in san jose with more. >> reporter: what this is going to mean for someone like a food server, a 25% pay increase. she is getting off work in half an hour from now, going home to get her kids ready for school, huge deal for her. video of others who are going to benefit from the passage of measure d taking the minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour, big raise, if you are working 40 hours a week, $80 more in your paycheck, before taxes. small businesses and chamber of commerce said the choice was not a choice between a raise and no raise for minimum wage workers. it is a choice between jobs or no jobs. >> these are the folks who more or less rely on minimum wage workers. they will have to scale back operations and of course as they scale back operations it is already noted that means fewer jobs for minimum wage workers. >> reporter: union and social service as agencies supported it. the mayor opposed it in addition to the increase and the hurt it might put on small businesses also withing to cost $600,000 for the city to supervise this. right now, voters are passing
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
travel day. terry mcsweeney is live at sfo. >> reporter: right now according to the sfo duty manager, there is no impact on flights because of the weather. the rain is coming down, as it did yesterday. yesterday there were 81 cancellations here, but they are hoping, today's weather is going to be a little better, get more flights you. today, always called the busiest travel of the day year it is not. take a look at some people who still have a regard for this day. they came out so early they had time to sleep before their flight. again, 81 cancellations yesterday, most of them short hauls, regional flights few people forced to stay here overnight. busiest travel day of this week, sunday, the second is last friday today is third place, still very busy and people aware of its reputation got out here early. >> i just happened to set my alarm a little early and got here too early now i'm just waiting. >> i haven't gone to sleep. i've been up since 7:45, my flight is at 6:45, i'm here early because i thought there was going to be lines. turns out they are not even open yet. >> reporter: v
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
that president obama and mitt romney need to win. >> reporter: i'm terry mcsweeney in san francisco with the most experienced poll worker in the city and county of san francisco, maybe in the united states. in just a couple of minutes you will meet 96-year-old alicia kennedy still on-the-job. >>> here's a live look at the bay bridge, earlier hit-and-run accident at treasure island still blocking left lane, reason for sluggish traffic on upper deck that san francisco. more of your election day >>> good morning, 6:29. i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. a few minutes ago we told that you katie would air at 3 p.m. at its usual time slot but it will not because of the election day coverage it will air at 2 p.m. today. >> by that time it is going to be pretty warm. are we talking about a lot of cities? >> probably three or four not as many as yesterday we had up to nine around the bay area and a couple more around salinas and hollister. doppler picking up dry air, there's a little fog now, mainly around santa rosa already starting to lift one mile visibility there, haze around live
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
available today for south bay homeowners having trouble paying mortgages. terry mcsweeney is at the convention center where lenders will be there today. >> reporter: hundreds of conslers and lenders are going to be here at -- convention center south hall 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today same hours through monday. they have a grievance the habit hood assistance corporation of america putting this on. they have a grievance with bank -- they have agreements to lower interest rates if they had adjustable that ballooned extraordinarily or if there was a predatory loan for example a no interest lone they will be here today, they are offering loans to people who are looking to buy a house, people already have a house, one of those people looking for assistance the first person in line today is he will hand degree lawrence he lives -- is you are fully employed you've got a house like many houses went down in value over the years. you have been at these events before. what was the difficulty before? >> my mortgage has become less affordable since the second time i came. the first time i wasn't able to
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
san francisco, overnight police pursuit ended in two crashes, hospitalized bicyclist. terry mcsweeney joins us live from the mission district with new information. >> reporter: new information from the chp and new information from city workers. looks like it is not going to be until noon before the lights go back on at 17th and south van ness that is going to be a problem, nobody is out here directing traffic. they've flares out now, i've seen people come through at 30 miles an hour, reason that we have in problem is because the signal box got knocked over at the end of an incident that began 2:00 this morning on the on-ramp to i-80 at 4th street. next, according to the chp that on-ramp was closed that got their attention so did the speeding, weaving, as you look at these picture the incident took five minutes, the jeep that they were chasing up to speeds of 55 miles per hour, slammed into a car which hit a bicyclist. chp not sure if the bicyclist was on the bike or walking the bike, that bicyclist was taken to the hospital, checked out, minor injuries, probably released by now. now take a
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
tide of crime. terry mcsweeney is live in oakland. >> reporter: at the substation is where chp officers reported for duty last night a spokeswoman tells me they were involved the officers were in several arrests and impounded a number of cars last night. interestingly, chp officers reported here at 7 p.m., 7:30 there was a violent crime. video of the grocery outlet, 2900 broadway, man with a gun robbed the place, customers were in the store at the time. it was a customer who called it in. that comes one day after an east oakland businessman wilbur bartley was shot and killed at his store on international boulevard. homicides in oakland up 20% this year over last. last week when the governor announced chm would help oakland pd. >> i can ahead -- -- i can afford some level of cooperation between highway patrol and sheriffs until my academies turn out more officers. >> reporter: oakland pd understaffed. 8 to 20 chp officers played -- deployed to prevent crime available to oakland pd whenever they are called this comes at no cost to the city of oakland. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news.
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
tied up for a while following a police pursuit. terry mcsweeney is live at the scene. that chase ended in a frightening crash. >> reporter: it did. the impact you are going to see in a moment. here at 17th and south van ness it will be busy shortly a city worker is trying to repair the signal box, he says the repairs are going to take hours maybe until noon. right now there is nobody out here directing traffic. we've heard horns and people getting a little upset with people who are not taking their time going through thin section. that began westbound 80, chp saw a driver who was speeding, weaving and nearly hitting construction workers then on to 15th, that's the video, the vehicle being chased jeep suv, hit a parked vehicle which hit a person on a bicycle. the person on the bike seriously injured, you see the damage, the rider taken to the hospital. again, serious injuries the vehicle being chased was going the wrong way down 15th street. now look at video from 17th and south van ness a short time ago. the crash took out the signal box here making this intersection uncontrolled. the
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 11:00am PST
carjacked her sand sexually assaulted her and left her in a ditch. terry mcsweeney is live at vallejo police headquarters. >> police are talking to the media inside and talking about this 14-year-old boy who is? juvenile hall right now charged among other things, sexual assault, attempted murder and kidnap for ransom. take a look at video where it started. in a sense it ended. this is where police say the 65-year-old woman was kidnapped at gunpoint at gate way plaza mall. forced to drive several miles away where she was sexually assaulted. she was found in a ditch near i-80 unconscious, her mouth duck taped. passerbys called 911. the suspect fled in a minivan. a family member received a call for her safe return, police with information from the passers bie arrested a person. he was in possession of the woman's vehicle and replica handgun. the 14-year-old has been booked, attempted murder, carjacking, armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom. inside right now police are giving specific details of how it all went down. laura anthony will have more for you at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >> chery
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
officers on the streets to help out the short staffed oakland police department. terry mcsweeney is at the substation to tell us how the first night went. >> reporter: this is where chp officers reported for duty last night. it is having an impact, a number of arrests, several cars impounded by chp officers on the streets of oakland. when the officers reported at 7:00 last night it took 30 minutes before there was a violent crime. look at video of the grocery outlet on 2900 broadway a man with a gun robbed the place customers were inside at the time, a customer called in that crime that is what police are hoping for, a lot of cooperation from citizens. that crime happened one day after east oakland businessman wilbur bartley was shot and killed at his store marcus cellular the store named after his son, homicides up 20% over last. when the governor announced the chp would be helping the chief of police in oakland was happy. >> i personally thank governor brown for his quick response to my requests and my community's plea for help. >> reporter: chp spokeswoman tells me operation impa
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
trouble paying their mortgage. terry mcsweeney is in san jose live where the event gets underway today. >> reporter: it is absolutely free. you can save a lot of money other than that i don't know what else you need to hear if you've got a mortgage that you can afford or if you have lost your house to foreclosure. let me show you the people here at the san jose convention center lined up for this 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. event today through monday look at video of events gone by. i was at the cow palace a number of times covering these events put on by the neighborhood assistance corporation of america or naca. 30,000 turned out at the cow palace a couple years ago. perhaps you can call it the height of the foreclosure crisis. they are offering new home buyers, 3 1/2%, you can possibly get lower interest than that. come down here naca has contracts with major banks, major lenders and these people look you in the eye, look at your documents and come up with a better way to do it. if you have a no interest loan or a loan that balloons extraordinarily, this is the place you want to come to
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Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
kristen sze. >>> i'm terry mcsweeney in for eric thomas. mike is going to tell us what it is like out there. >> i think the word is cold. >> it is cold. high pressure over top of us brought clear air and cloud-free sky, live doppler con finking that it is just kwai -- confirming that it is just quiet, fog around napa, 37°, the rest of us in the 40s, antioch and san francisco 51°. lighter breeze at the coast, upper 50s to mid 60s. mid to upper 60s bay, mid 60s inland a few high clouds from time to time otherwise a very bright thanksgiving. happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving to everyone. a couple of things on the roads. northbound 101 at railroad the cotati grade accident in the clearing phases. flooding northbound 680 jacqueline off-ramp because of water main break, closed. san jose first and brokaw, accident involving patrol car on vta track not sure what track, between karina and metro airport station they are working to clear that. >>> on this thanksgiving day, a san francisco tradition continues a meal for thousands at glide memorial church. katie marzullo is there now
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
in the rotunda. terry mcsweeney will have more coming up at 5:30. >>> fbi and cia expected to brief house members on capitol hill this morning on the widening sex scandal involving david petraeus. lawmakers have been digging through e-mails tying to determine if national security was breached during his extramarital affair with biographer paula broadwell. she sent harassing e-mails to jill kelley, a woman she saw as a romantic rival. kelley traded e-mails with general allen. top u.s. commander in afghanistan. katie marzullo will have the latest in the next half hour. >>> moraga school board approved revised version of its child abuse prevention and reporting policy nearly a week after board president abruptly resigned. the contra costa times reports the district is facing claims by three former students who say mandated reporting failures contributed to their sexual abuse years ago. the new policy requires all members of a reporting team to individually report to authorities. >>> richmond will be installing four cameras aimed at reducing crime in the 23rd street shopping area. polic
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
. thanks for joining you i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm -- i'm terry mcsweeney in for eric thomas. >>> >> warm out there no need to worry about freezing. live doppler 7 hd showing a clear sky over the bay area a few high clouds, thicker clouds off to the coast where they remain for the better part of today. bay mid to upper 40s, hang out near 60 at noon mid 60s throughout the afternoon back to cooler weather by 7:00 mid 50s. inland 30s to near 40 through 7:00, near 60 by noon, low to mid 60s by 4:00 at the coast it won't be as brisk as it was yesterday, sunshine, near 50° range now should be near 60 all afternoon, back in the 50s as we head towards 7:00. we are going to talk about temperatures that are going to be a little warmer tomorrow and then the rain is in the forecast thursday. complete forecast coming up. >>> bay bridge toll, metering lights on, traffic backed to the overcrossings, 80 eastbound san dough dam road accident blocking two lanes, reverse -- commute there maybe rubbernecking 80 westbound as well. westbound 4 somersville major accident alternate route 10th bumpe
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
city and county of san francisco, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> a lot of respect for her. >>> a lot more ahead. stay with abc7 news all day for live team coverage of nationwide and local election results. we'll have a special early edition of abc7 news at 3:00, live reports from the obama and romney headquarters. world news will be on at 3:30. followed by live election coverage at 4:00. local results start coming in at 8:00. followed by abc news primetime coverage at 8:30. complete results on abc7 news at 11. get real-time results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close at 8:00, live updates all night at facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter. >>> 5:36. new york and new jersey authorities promise that voters will not be denied their right to vote, despite obstacles created by superstorm sandy. some will be driven to their polling sites. others will be allowed to vote at any polling place they can get to. yesterday governor cuomo signed an executive order allowing residents to cast provisional ballots new jersey is doing the same thing. most polling places will have power excep
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
third busiest travel day of the week,very busy, 60,000 flying out, 60,000 coming in. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> travels getting into and out of los angeles international airport are already dealing with major delays this morning not from the weather, from protests lines are long at the curbside check-in at l.a.x.. officials are advising passengers to give themselves a three hour cushion at the airport, extra 90 minutes to get there one thousand workers and supporters plan to protest terminated considers and he limb he -- elimination of health insurance. >> [ unintelligible ] >>> hewlett-packard stock will start trading again in less than 30 minutes when the markets open this morning opening at a 10 year low the fallout after the company revealed it is the victim of a five billion dollar fraud as we first told you yesterday morning chief executive meg whitman announced british company hp bought a year ago used accounting tricks to inflate its value, hp paid 10 billion dollars for that company. whitman says the company was only worth half that price. you want to stay with abc7 morning n
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Nov 16, 2012 4:30am PST
restaurant. terry mcsweeney is live at the steakhouse on van ness avenue. terry? >> reporter: this is where the off duty oakland police officer wanted to have steak and potatoes. instead what he got was he looked up and he saw a homicide suspect. take a look at the scene about 10:00. the officer was here having a birthday dinner with his wife. he saw ronnie fennel and he notified pd. they set up an operation where he could be arrested safely. after everybody had eaten he walked out in the waiting arms of police officers. this was a birthday dinner the officer was having with his wife. interestingly, oakland police last night were in las vegas trying to find this guy. >> as of late his wife was shooting victim in a retaliatory shooting while she was shot eight times while picking up her kids. we hope this will put an end to the ongoing violence between his crew and group. >> reporter: oakland police say that for now it's suspected in the homicide but a number of other shootings as well as a home invasion and off duty oakland police officer who came out to celebrate a birthday this morning in
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> terry mcsweeney in for eric thomas. >>> 40s and 50s now. we have a few 30s still around napa and fairfield. you can see it is a little warmer in some areas, 52 in san francisco now i am all is quiet as far as rain. -- let's talk about what is going to happen during the afternoon. low to mid 60s not as cool at the coast mid 60s to 70 bay mid to upper 60s inland high clouds and sunshine this afternoon. rain in the forecast, that coming up. first traffic. >>> good morning. light traffic on the golden gate bridge. roadwork on the northern portion of the span a little off the span by vista point off the waldo grade, one lane then opens up to four, southbound into san francisco eastbound 4 at loveridge continues with roadwork until 5:30 detoured off then back on highway 4. elsewhere, no problems with bart, muni everybody off to a good start. embarcadero northbound closed due to roadwork between second and brannon until 5:00. >>> developing news. another top military career on the line. stunning new revelations about the woman who put cia director general petraeus' affair in the pot lig
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
loan modifications. terry mcsweeney will have more information in 30 minutes. >>> now the aftermath of hurricane sandy. many of new york city subways began roll this morning, three days after superstorm sandy. damaged parts of the subway are running again, officials say these still won't be much service to downtown manhattan where the tunnels are still flooded in new jersey the storm damaged or destroyed nearly all the homes in wealthy enclaves. some are still stranded in hoboken. the storm killedcvr( more than 0 people and left millions without power in the eastern u.s.. katie marzullo will have an update on the east coast storm damage in the next half hour. she is gathering that information. still, millions don't have power, don't have a way to get a hot meal. >> in contrast our weather not so bad. we have rain overnight which can make for tough driving. >> let's check in with mike. >>> live doppler, good morning that wet weather we talked about is still lingering for this morning's commute. north bay starting to clear out doppler spinning there showing most of the radar returns t
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
city. last year the chp tphepd an anti-gang operation paid for with federal grants. terry mcsweeney is in oakland now he'll have a live report on this. >>> san mateo county sheriff's office asking for the public's help to track two men believed to have stolen more than $7,000 from a 7-eleven store. video shows two entering the store shortly after noon monday one of the men distracted the cashier by asking questions while his accomplice went to the rear office and stole a bag of cash. it wasn't until several hours later the cashier realized the money was gone. >>> it could be another six weeks before police receive bone months on a test. -- a three inch fragment of bone was dug up with other remains this year in a well used by the speed freaks serial killers. there was a delay at the arizona lab testing the bone. it will go to virginia for further analysis. >>> an hour from now the labor department will release the latest monthly jobless report the last one before the presidential election. [ unintelligible ] >>> the jobs report and the federal response to superstorm sandy can impact th
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Nov 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
which has been going up this is happening at no cost to the city of oakland. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> we've just received word the jury has the case in the trial of a former san jose elementary school principal charged with failing to report molestation of 8-year-old girl if convicted lyn vijayendran faces up to six months in jail. the former principal at o.b. whaley trpltry tried to explain to the jury request they did not report a disturbing incident involving a teacher. she said she stayed quiet after the teacher convinced her he blindfolded that student as part of a lesson plan. >>> in fairfield police are looking for a couple stealing mail in the middle of the day. neighborhood watch group provided this video to police it shows a man and woman checking mailboxes and taking mail in the laurel creek area. they've hit half a dozen homes. police say one dives while the other steals. they are -- one drives while the other steals. they are hviding people not to leave mail in their boxes and pick up -- mail everyday. >>> shoplifters stole 180 pwras -- bras from victory secret, $11,
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Nov 21, 2012 4:30am PST
by terry mcsweeney, on his way that work this morning lombard street, windshield wipers, rain that is going to be the case, including standing water and flooding in some areas that's the biggest problem we have. live look at golden gate bridge, wet, quiet out there, standing water high street on-ramp northbound 880 due to work there, flooding eastbound 580 past 150th on the right lane. >>> we'll be checking in often on the travel situation this morning. developing news, a man dead after apparently falling down a slippery hill into a water-filled rock quarry in oakland. crews began searching for the man 7:00 last night. they were told he may have fallen off the cliff behind his home while looking for his cat. his body was found by a dive team at 1:00 this morning in the 80 foot deep quarry. the cat was found an hour into the search. >>> rain now providing wet and messy start to your thanksgiving getaway. amy hollyfield is live in oakland with what is happening. >> reporter: it is wet out here. we are keeping an eye on the toll plaza, today is going to be a busy day on the roads. tra
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> we've just received word the jury has the case in the trial of a former san jose elementary school principal charged with failing to report molestation of 8-year-old girl if convicted lyn vijayendran faces up to six months in jail. the former principal at o.b. whaley trpltry tried to explain to the jury request they did not report a disturbing incident involving a teacher. she said she stayed quiet after the teacher convinced her he blindfolded that student as part of a lesson plan. >>> in fairfield police are looking for a couple stealing mail in the middle of the day. neighborhood watch group provided this video to police it shows a man and woman checking mailboxes and taking mail in the laurel creek area. they've hit half a dozen homes. police say one dives while the other steals. they are -- one drives while the other steals. they are hviding people not to leave mail in their boxes and pick up -- mail everyday. >>> shoplifters stole 180 pwras -- bras from victory secret, $11,000 worth of under garments on halloween afternoon the store was backed and n
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
out for one experienced poll worker in san francisco. terry mcsweeney has the story. >> reporter: california secretary of state bowen coming out to this polling place, not to vote but present an award to the longest serving san francisco poll worker that would be 90 6-year-old alicia kennedy in -- 96-year-old alicia kennedy. she has been doing this since 1949, truman was president, gas was a quarter a gallon. how many times alicia kennedy has asked for a voter's signature at a polling place? no one knows. she did it for 30 years in the mission district and another 30 years near irving. today she is seeing a huge turnout. >> really busy. busiest i've ever seen. >> reporter: since you started doing this? >> yes. >> reporter: voters may not know they are in the presence of the city's most seasoned poll worker. >> it came down to 30 vs. 38 which is a big thing. >> 30 because i'm a college student. preventing more tuition hikes. >> reporter: others see vote for president to be the most critical. >> i don't want to see obama out. i think the options are dismal. >> reporter: alicia has
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Nov 16, 2012 11:30am PST
carjacked her sand sexually assaulted her and left her in a ditch. terry mcsweeney is live at vallejo police headquarters. >> police are talking to the media inside and talking about this 14-year-old boy who is? juvenile hall right now charged among other things, sexual assault, attempted murder and kidnap for ransom. take a look at video where it started. in a sense it ended. this is where police say the 65-year-old woman was kidnapped at gunpoint at gate way plaza mall. forced to drive several miles away where she was sexually saasd. she was found in a ditch near i-80 unconscious, her mouth duck taped. passerbys called 911. the suspect fled in a minivan. a family member received a call for her safe return, police with information from the passers bie arrested a person. he was in possession of the woman's vehicle and replica handgun. the 14-year-old has been booked, attempted murder, carjacking, armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom. inside right now police are giving specific details of how it all went down. laura anthony will have more for you at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >> cheryl: j
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
city's minimum wage. measure d winning 59-41%. the affect, we'll check in with terry mcsweeney, live in san jose with more. >> reporter: i'm here at denny's how would you like to wake up one morning and find out you got a 25% pay increase for many here and thousands of others around san jose that's what happened. look at some of the people who are going to be enjoying this 2010 few% pay increase, -- enjoying this 25% pay increase. small businesses in the chamber -- and the chamber ofá1ñ commerce said some people are going to stop hiring these minimum wage people if the minimum wage is $10 an hour there's another side to that issue. >> dramatically reduce turnover. people can't live on $8 an hour they look for another job and another job which means companies have to continually recruit and train. >> reporter: supporters of measure d included unions and social says agencies the mayor with the chamber of commerce and small businesses oppose it the mayor said it is going to cost the city $6 hunt to super vie the measure -- $600,000 to supervise the measure, money the city doesn't have. >
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
terry mcsweeney. hope your saturday is off to a good start. here is meteorologist lisa argen >> we'll have to wait until five days for this forecast to change. we have drier, warmer air building in. this is the roof camera and few high clouds around. we're looking at numbers coming up, but it will be comfortable. we're talking mid 60s at our coast. that is ocean beach and pacifica. 72 in oakland. then mid-70s for inland east bay. tonight it will be mild. we're not looking much in the way of low clouds and fog. we're talking about 80 degrees by the end of the weekend in inland east bay. then records or the horizon for monday, election day, maybe a little rain at the seven-day outlook. >> terry: this morning, police are investigating a drive-by shooting that wounded four people. those victims were taken to stanford hospital where abc7 reporter is more on that. >> reporter: four victims remain in the hospital this morning as you mentioned. one man in critical condition, one in serious condition and two are reportedly in good condition. we have video from the scene just after 8:0
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
>>> good morning. 5:01 on this tuesday. i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm terry mcsweeney in for eric thomas. hope your day is to have to a great start. chilly when i walked out the door. >>> another top american general caught up in the scandal that ended the career of cia director petraeus. the pentagon is investigating. >> reporter: in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal the pentagon says the top american commander in afghanistan general john allen, is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelley the florida woman who triggered the investigation that forced petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20 and 30,000 documents involved, allen denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kell
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
, calories, before you consume them. >> proactive eating burn 'em then add 'em. good morning i'm terry mcsweeney in for eric thomas. >> and i'm kristen sze. it is going to be cold out there >> what is roger craig's number? >> 33, i think it was. >> who is 44? [ unintelligible ] >> trying to be funny and clever. >> go with what you know. >> that's what i know, stick to weather. good morning. clear this morning, no radar returns, dry air. let's talk about what is going to happen today around the bay, starting off in the 30s and 40s, eventually we are going to make our way up into the 60s. starting off clear, cloud cover rolls in and we'll hit the -- low to mid 60s bay by 4:00. inland fog this morning, temperatures running from the upper 30s to mid 40s. by 4:00, in the upper 40s -- upper 50s mid 60s. can i start over? [ laughing ] >> i haven't even had turkey yet. then we go to the coast mid to upper 40s know, -- now, mid to upper 50s noon, won't be as breezy as it was yesterday. help sue! >> well, i'm here for you mike each and everyday. very light conditions, good news northbound 680 at
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